Ideas Delivered in Salesforce Winter 16
Ideas Delivered in Salesforce Winter 16

Ideas Delivered in Salesforce Winter 16

11/16/2015 by Peter White
Great Ideas that were delivered in Salesforce Winter ’16 Release

The Salesforce Community continues to provide a multitude of awesome suggestions to the Salesforce Product Teams via the IdeaExchange; in fact, it was announced in August that with this Winter ‘16 release, over 1 million idea points will have been delivered since Dreamforce ‘14. Give yourselves a pat on the back and celebrate, this latest release will go down as a pivotal point in the transformation of Salesforce and it was driven by your suggestions.

Winter ‘16 features include 30 IdeaExchange submissions across every aspect of the tool, and this post will identify some of the key enhancements. Customization

  • Universal Picklists Pilot/Beta (43,790 points) - Called “Global Picklists” and available in both Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic, this feature allows you to reuse a single list of values for multiple custom picklist fields - similar to “Industry” or “Lead Source” fields. You can share picklists across objects and effectively keep your picklist data clean by preventing users from adding erroneous or redundant values through the API. This capability is currently Pilot/Beta but can more than likely be used in a large majority of implementations, I’d go as far as calling this a game changer!
  • Create More Roll-Up Summary Fields per Object (6,130 points) - Bumped up from a limit of 10 to 25 per object, go on and add some from your wish list. 
  • Limit Imported Records to Existing Picklist Values Pilot/Beta (1,700 points)  - You most certainly could use the help with maintaining data integrity and standardization.

General Enhancements



Development: API

Reports and Dashboards

  • Allow more than 3 columns in dashboards (83,340 points) - Here at last, and yes, it is only available in Lightning Experience, but who isn’t licking their chops for future dashboards that fill those sexy new widescreen monitors?



Every Salesforce release is enhanced through great suggestions such as these. Do you have some favorites that we didn’t mention? Please feel free to comment below, on the Salesforce Success Community, on our Facebook page, or directly at me on Twitter @sfdcclicks.